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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 8, 2011 6:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy International Women's Day

LOL that's about right, unfortunately.
Even though according to the latest research we are all-round harder working and better educated, worldwide, we still earn less. WAY less. And in many parts of the world, we can still be stoned or burned alive for "offenses" that men are totally permitted, or not allowed to walk down the street unless on the arm of a brother or husband.

Ok, off soapbox now ...

Just thought we needed a serious moment :) I'm afraid the Grateful Dead's great canon is not chock full of feminist statements. Yeah, there's Loose Lucy, and Bobby's love, whose "head's all empty" but he doesn't care (cringe...)

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Mar 8, 2011 7:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy International Women's Day

A good thought. With all the political and social turmoil in the Middle East, it does seem like an appropriate time to reflect on the role of women in society. Congrats to all you fine, fine ladies out there! I consider myself fortunate to know and work with so many brilliant, hardworking, professional women.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Mar 8, 2011 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy International Women's Day

>Bobby's love, whose "head's all empty" but he doesn't care (cringe...)

I always took that to mean his head, too. They're having high times by the river, with the blossoms blooming and all. I prefer my interpretation. Though it's true she's ditzy to pay all his tickets.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 8, 2011 8:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy International Women's Day

I've always heard it the other way, but maybe you're right!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 8, 2011 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy International Women's Day

Yes, we menfolk let you ladies know (like always, right?) that Bob meant it in a self-referential fashion, and since we mean men love to bash Bob, well, it sorta just fits, eh?

Seriously (that's all ya need, Rob...you little needler you [ ;) ]), though--I think the three of us kicked it around once before...ya know, that he didn't mean his jeep girl. I'd never even considered he meant her til whomever it was that mentioned it (you mayhaps?) in that thread some time back...just goes to show how you can interpret so many lyrics in so many ways, you know?














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Poster: ringolevio Date: Mar 8, 2011 2:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy International Women's Day

Did we discuss it before? I'm not surprised, I don't know what I post anyway.